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  • Last week in trailers: Justice League writes The Avengers in the Death Note

    The sweet smell of rivalry is in the air, so grab your popcorn and slide into the hell that is the YouTube comments section, because this week has brought with it some strong opinions. On today's menu: a DC trailer that takes digs at the Trump-supporting Marvel CEO, another Asian character whitewashed with a mediocre actor, slow motion boobs and a potentially exploitative documentary on a murdered 6-year-old. Take your pick. Justice League Let's just get straight to this week's most anticipated trailer: DC's first for Justice League that is determined to remind superhero lovers that they may have the most Razzies, but at least...

  • Last week in trailers: Girl power Transformers and American Gods

    Last week was all about fears and tears in the world of upcoming movies, from heart-wrenching animations to possessed children to soldier dogs. This week's film industry motto: no viewer left feeling joy. Here's a round up of all the best and worst trailers that were released in the last seven days. It's time to get emotional. Coco Coco is Disney and Pixar's response to The Book of Life and it basically guarantees a sob fest. "Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning...

  • Cape Town’s Berg River Dam is now one giant puddle

    I'm not sure how many more articles I can kick off with the words "Cape Town's in the midst of a water crisis", but I think I can squeeze it one last time. Cape Town is in the midst of a water crisis. Dams are drying up, and there's no genuine winter rainfall forecast until mid-July -- much later than what the region is used to. And with our reservoirs languishing at the low 30% full mark, everyone is about to get a lot thirstier . But numbers don't tell the real story. Cape Town vlogger Dean Tucker (better known...

  • 9 animal livestreams too adorable not to bookmark

    We've all had those days. You wake up late, your toast is burnt, your boss is angry and two hours into the work day your anxiety is through the roof. Luckily for humankind, scientists have discovered a bad day antidote. No longer does a bad morning mean a bad afternoon. There exists on the internet multiple live streams of any kind of animal you fancy living its daily life and you can watch them whenever you want. Two minutes watching one of these, and your day is turned around. Here are my favourites. Keeping up with the Kattarshians These kittens live in a beautiful mini-house designed just...

  • Thought #SONA2017 was bad? Watch these international political brawls

    Viewers across South Africa endured what is quickly becoming an annual (yet dramatic) farce in the form of last night's #SONA2017 State of the Nation Address. From a heavy security presence by the ruling party to the EFF's hectoring of President Jacob Zuma, things only went downhill from there. The low point of the night was marked by the EFF's removal from the chamber, making for shocking scenes on television. But, believe it or not, this sort of violence takes place around the world as well -- we look at a few notable videos. Also, be sure to find the bulk...

  • Real-life Nathan Drakes turns Hong Kong’s past into playgrounds

    A self-proclaimed "band of visual creators and storytellers" have taken it upon themselves to tell the story of abandoned buildings and spaces in Hong Kong. HK Urbex is a group of urban explorers who seek to show a side to the densely populated territory that many don't realise exist. "The contrast is surreal," Ghost -- a pseudonym -- tells CNN. He's describing the disparity between an abandoned hospital and the non-stop financial district of Hong Kong. An anonymous member describes in a TedX talk how they were inspired by gaming. "Growing up in the nineties," he says, "I was a huge fan of...

  • Listen: Mark Hamill takes on Trump tweets as the Joker

    When you think about his utterances and tweets, US president-elect Donald Trump really does seem like a sort of super-villain. It's an observation that wasn't lost on writer and actor Matt Oswalt, who urged Mark Hamill to put on his best Joker impression and read a Donald Trump tweet. The result is a rather maniacal and nefarious soundbite posted to the voice actor's Twitter account. Now, if we could get a weekly series of Hamill's Joker reading Trump tweets, I'd be so happy. The Trumpster quote #1#ANewJeersToast https://t.co/qZQEGU18r6 — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 8, 2017

  • Mark the Rhino (and a tyre) become internet sensations

    If you thought you were having a bad Monday, consider Mark the rhino. Likely minding his business doing things rhinos traditionally do on the weekend, Mark somehow got his snout snagged in a car tyre. Images and videos of the unfortunate herbivore were published on Facebook by the Aware Trust Zimbabwe page and quickly gained momentum across the internet. At the time of writing, the video has garnered over 3700 views, with just under 200 reactions and 80 shares. "At first rangers thought he'd be able to dislodge it himself but as he continued to thrash around in frustration it became apparent...

  • Neymar vs Mark Zuckerberg: it’s the Facebook Messenger keepy-uppy challenge

    Don't look now folks, but celebrities are now challenging one other to something that doesn't involve ice water -- the Keepy Uppy Challenge. Based on a game on Facebook Messenger (inspired by the recent Euro 2016 Championships), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently challenged actual Brazilian and Barcelona footballer Neymar to a game of digital keepy-uppy. Neymar, this week, accepted. In real life, the winner would be a foregone conclusion, but on Facebook Messenger, Mark Zuckerberg is a bit of a Keepy Uppy master. Neymar posted his attempt to Instagram this week, and the video has since garnered over 1.2-million views. Aceitei o desafio...

  • Viola Davis’s Amanda Waller is a total badass in new Suicide Squad trailer

    The Suicide Squad is a gaggle of killer misfits with loads of personality, but they wouldn't be much of anything without their "puppet master" Amanda Waller. In the movie's latest clip showcased on IMDB, Waller (played by Viola Davis, perhaps best known for her role in The Help) is given a few well placed one liners, slathered with a thick layer of attitude. "Everyone has a weakness, and a weakness can be leveraged," she quips in a husky, humourless tone. Of course, while the trailer does showcase Leto's Joker makeup, Margot Robbie's brilliant pony-tailed dye-job as Harley Quinn, and Will Smith's luxurious...

  • Give your resting bitch face that fiery touch with this DIY Cyclops helmet

    Without nerds, we wouldn't have web-slinger Spiderman, sweetheart Deadpool or more importantly, broody Cyclops. That sunglass-wearing freak who just couldn't resist sassy mind-controlling red heads had a knack for death-staring his foes with actual beams of molten hatred. And good news, folks -- now you can too. Using a welding helmet, a fuel tank full of volatile lighter fuel and a savvy injection and ignition system, YouTuber Sufficiently Advanced can effectively shoot fire from his eyes (albeit while sacrificing 20/20 vision). On Gearburn: Mad scientist’s magnetic shoes unlock his inner Magneto Yes, this DIY project is ridiculously dangerous, and yes, you probably...

  • ‘Glorious Windows’ is a nightcore track made with Windows alerts

    There's nothing more annoying that Window's notifications sounds, especially if said sounds mark a particularly significant system error. But although they do tend to signal the worst, a netizen has morphed these knells into something truly special. "Glorious Windows" is a video and track made by YouTuber you2at that uses a number of altered, chopped and pitched Windows alerts, dings and dongs from the OS's history to make one seriously addictive jingle. The video itself also pays homage to the serious of popups users will face while using Windows. It's filled with plenty of ambience and a certain interstellar quality while...

  • John Oliver freaks out about bread pants in strange Last Week Tonight snippet

    When Last Week Tonight takes a break (thanks to American holidays), I can't help but feel lost. But thankfully, John Oliver does debut a few clips on the show's YouTube channel to quell fans' thirst. This week, the topic is "How is this NOT a thing?" and it involves a few weird examples. While Computex 2016 is currently underway, inventing robots that are cuter than babies, phones that don't have antennae lines, and what'll likely be far too many really dumb gadgets, John Oliver addresses some of the other, more important non-existent inventions. Like, why is there not a search engine...

  • Adele’s new music video is seriously trippy, but no less mesmerising

    Calling British songstress Adele a superstar isn't exactly a bold claim. After selling over 87-million records worldwide, she has probably earned that label. But while her tracks are catchy, she's also slowly building a reputation for interesting music videos. Her latest is perhaps the strangest of them all. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) was released earlier this year, but the video debuted at the recent Billboard Music Awards this past weekend, and well, it's pretty trippy. Dancing in front of a black background, a number of Adeles are layered one over the other, creating a ghost-like vision. It's a...

  • Facebook films Grand Central Station in stunning 360-degree video

    Facebook has finally put that 8K-capable camera rig it unveiled at its F8 Conference to good use, and where better to take it for a spin than New York's Grand Central Station? It's the first video captured and published by the company's US$30 000 camera rig, which allows the viewer a total 360-degree experience of one of the busiest train stations on earth. "Explore Grand Central Terminal and the stories that unfold there in the first film shot with the new Facebook Surround 360 camera," reads the Facebook post. "Watch the film in standard monoscopic 360 here, or find it in the...